How cute are these cushy kitties! I had the urge to make marshmallows this past weekend and I intended to just dip or drizzle them in something chocoaltey. But, then… right before I cut them into squares, I changed my mind and made these little kitties and paws. Purrfect to cuddle inside your next cup of hot cocoa.
You know, I think marshmallows may be the most satisfying thing I’ve ever made. It’s beautiful to watch it come together from sugar and syrup to a soft and fluffy cloud-like confection.
Just look how luscious.
Once it’s poured in a pan, let it set for several hours coated in powdered sugar and corn starch to cure as it transforms from pillowy to puffy.
Ahhhh… satisfaction! Now you can certainly cut your marshmallow into squares, but using a cutter to make shapes is even more fulfilling. I really can’t describe it adequately. I just hope you’ll try it one day if you’ve never given them a go. I could cut out shapes all day.
Okay… To make the kitties, use a circle cutter about 2 inches wide. I didn’t actually have one that size so I used an egg-shaped cookie cutter. Once the shapes are cut, use a smaller circle cutter about 1.5 inches wide to remove a curved piece from the larger circle. The remaining shape is the kitty head with pointed ears. For paws, use a small round cutter about 1.25 inches wide to cut them out. Make sure all the newly cut and exposed sides are also coated in powdered sugar.
Now you you’re ready to decorate.
Dip a toothpick in melted smooth pink candy coating and draw one big circle and four toes on each small circle.
Puffy paws. Tell me you’re not smiling right now. : )
For the faces, draw on more pink melted coating for the ears and nose. And then draw on whiskers and eyes with melted chocolate candy coating.
Done and done.
But if you’re not putting these in a cup of cocoa any time soon, then you can package them using these super cute meowmallow tags I made for you.
Dying!!! Definitely even cuter all squished in a tiny treat bag. You can staple the tags on 3 X 5 inch bags or use double-sided tape if you don’t want staples to show.
Here’s the recipe:
These cuties would be a super sweet treat for Valentine’s Day in a few weeks, too.
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 Download the Meowmallows Tags here: http://www.bakerella.com/site/../images/2017/01/meowmallowtags.pdf
 Print Recipe: http://www.bakerella.com/meowmallows/print/